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Single Major

Archaeological Science

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science

Study Archaeological Science and expand your knowledge of geography, earth sciences, biology and psychology.

Apply your expertise to examine key developments in human evolution, civilisation and our relationship with the world around us.

You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through a combination of theory-based and practical learning. This includes participating in lab and field-based research projects to gain experience in surveying, excavation and scientific analysis.

Future work includes positions in museums, consultancies, government departments, cultural centres, law enforcement, educational and research institutions.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for archaeology

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Historical archaeology consultant
  • Heritage consultant
  • Senior Aboriginal archaeologist
  • Project archaeologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Research in Archaeology
  • Animals and Archaeology: Analytical approaches to understanding past human-animal relationships
  • Field Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology